Lothian Vineyards' 3 blocks of Chardonnay was hand harvested at optimal ripeness. The fruit was whole bunch pressed, with a period of skin contact. Fermentation was started in stainless steel with ambient yeast. The fermenting juice was racked into a selection of French barrique, followed by a period of battonage to bolster the wine's mid-palate. Nine months of barrel maturation on the fine lees fleshed out the wine and added richness.
Prior to bottling the wine was lightly filtered to preserve it's integrity.
Made from 100% Chardonnay, the nose exudes ripe stone fruit, lemon zest and pineapple slices. Clean, refreshing acidity supports the ripe yellow-profile fruit, complexed by vanilla bean spice and an oatmeal texture. Would pair with roast chicken, mushroom risotto or a slice of Camembert.